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SACRAMENTO — The Almond Alliance of California Nov. 22 named Aubrey Bettencourt, a longtime leader in California's agricultural sector, as its new president and CEO.

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Congressional Republicans, a pesticide maker and foreign trading partners are joining U.S. farmers in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to rescind its pending ban of chlorpyrifos.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture plans to spread a granular insecticide on about 7,000 properties in Grandview, a Yakima County town, in an effort to kill Japanese beetles.

This latest report predicts that the apple crop will weigh in at about 118.26 million 40-pound boxes, about 10 million fewer boxes than the five-year average of 128.3 million boxes.

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The USDA distributed $4.65 million for 20 projects to support specialty crops in Washington, the state Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday.

The shipping crisis at U.S. ports is causing major delays for agricultural products as container ships remain backed up along the shore and cargo sits on the docks without enough truck drivers…

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The Oregon and Washington Farm Bureaus are among 82 organizations that signed comments to the EPA arguing to delay the ban until the agency responds to their concerns.

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The value of Washington's agricultural production was $10.2 billion in 2020, a 7% increase over the year before and the most in five years, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statis…

Although individual nuts are smaller due to widespread drought, this year's overall pistachio crop is the second-largest on record because of high acreage.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture plans a multimillion dollar campaign to eradicate the crop-threatening Japanese beetle in Central Washington.

CORVALLIS, Ore. — After this summer's heat waves scorched Northwest hop yards, reducing yields, many growers are asking for more heat- and drought-resilient hop varieties — and researchers, re…

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The Washington Employment Security Department found no U.S. workers to take the place of foreign farmworkers this year, despite a concerted effort to make sure foreign labor wasn't displacing …

High heat during much of the growing season prompted an early start to Idaho’s winegrape harvest, which is producing lower yields.

A continuing resolution that would keep the federal government funded through December includes $10 billion in disaster assistance for agricultural producers reeling from severe weather events…

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In the hop industry, "picking" happens immediately after field harvest but before hops are dried and baled. Picking involves removing hooks, pulling cones off binds, removing stems, sticks and…

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A federal judge in Yakima, Wash., on Wednesday blocked Tyson Fresh Meats from maneuvering in bankruptcy court to wrest the former Easterday cattle feedlot away from a competitor, Agri Beef.

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Growers are in the thick of hop harvest across the Pacific Northwest, where lower-than-average yields are predicted because of heat waves that scalded the region in June and July.

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A third Asian giant hornet nest has been discovered in northwest Washington, and the state Department of Agriculture was making plans Friday to eradicate it in the coming days, agency spokeswo…

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Farm groups are awaiting details on how the U.S. Labor Department will carry out President Joe Biden's plan to force employers with more than 100 workers to ensure all are vaccinated or tested…

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Washington fruit company Stemilt Growers will pay $3 million to settle claims it underpaid workers over the three years prior to a state Supreme Court ruling that changed piece-rate pay practices.

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Oregon farmers will receive at least 90 cents per pound for kernel hazelnut varieties grown in 2021, the same guaranteed minimum price as for last year’s crop.

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Yakima River Basin reservoirs in south-central Washington have held up during this year's  drought and heat and still contain more water than usual for this time of year.

Hampton Lumber of Portland has bought the Carlton Winemakers Studio from its founders for an undisclosed sum, building on earlier vineyard investments in Polk and Yamhill counties.

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As winegrape harvest approaches and wildfires rip across the West, Washington State University scientists are conducting new research to help growers prepare for — and combat — smoke exposure.

More than 20,000 Japanese beetles have been trapped in and near a Central Washington town, an infestation the Washington Department of Agriculture hopes to contain with a quarantine.

UI’s almond trial is in its seventh year. The full-orchard study on irrigated ground involves 16 varieties — a mix of early, medium and late maturities selected in part for their cold tolerance.

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Human trafficking and discrimination claims by two ex-farmworkers can’t form the basis of a class-action lawsuit against Washington fruit company Stemilt Growers, a federal judge has ruled.

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A shortage of workers has derailed the USDA’s annual hazelnut forecast this year, leaving the industry without a source of crop data that informs market strategies.

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The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council has teamed up with Pagoda, China's largest fruit shop chain with over 4,700 outlets, to celebrate the first-ever export of fresh U.S. blueberries to the mai…

Annie Brown of Dolce Farm and Orchards likes to offer three categories of fruit preserves to her customers: what they know, what they should know and what they don’t know.